JSI Week 4 Shore Conference Football Plays of the Week
Welcome to the 2020 edition of the Shore Sports Network’s top plays, highlighting the most dazzling and exciting moments from Shore Conference football action, brought to you by Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness.
This week we take a look at the top clips from Week 4. We can’t be filming every game at once, so if you have a great clip on Hudl, YouTube, Vimeo or some other service where it can be embedded, or if you have the raw video file, feel free to email me a link at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet it to me at @Bob_Badders.
This week we have a whopping 13 plays on the list so let's get right to it.
Sha'Kim Shuler and Yahsin Calhoun, Freehold
No team does big plays better than Freehold and among its latest was this 65-yard touchdown from Shuler to Calhoun. Once he does an okie-doke to slip the first tackle it's off to the races for the junior playmaker.
Josh East, St. John Vianney
In St. John Vianney's 24-7 win over previously-undefeated Holmdel, East took a short pass from Antonio Rosario, made one man miss and was gone for an 83-yard touchdown.
Liam Sanger, Lacey
Right place, right time. Sanger was ready when the ball deflected off the hands of a Central receiver and he took it the other way for a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Lions' 28-7 win. He had two picks on the night.
Naran Buntin, Mater Dei Prep
I almost missed this one while perusing the Mater Dei-Long Branch game tape. Glad I didn't. Buntin, who is committed to Kent State University, reaches up to snare a pass with one hand and bring it down for a 20-yard gain during the Seraphs' 34-20 win over the Green Wave.
Jake Croce, Point Boro
Point Boro finally got into the win column in a 41-20 victory over Monmouth Regional and the Panthers talented freshman made a huge impact, starting with this 92-yard touchdown run on the team's first play from scrimmage.
AJ Schwartz, Marlboro
This was a fantastic play by Schwartz, who played centerfield perfectly by ranging to his right and jumping for a one-handed interception near the goal line during Marlboro's game with South Brunswick.
Matt Mauro, Middletown South
It wasn't the best of night's for Middletown South in its 42-6 loss to Rumson-Fair Haven. This kickoff return was the Eagles' only score of the game, but it was a dominant one. Check out the wall the return team builds in the middle for Mauro to basically walk through untouched. He had so much time he was able to recover after dropping the ball and continue on his way without being threatened.
John Volker, Rumson-Fair Haven
You've seen the speed, now here's the power. John "Volktron" Volker runs over a Middletown South defender and then carries another into the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown run during Rumson's 42-6 victory.
Joe Barsky, Colts Neck
What a year for Barsky. The Cougars senior leads the Shore in touchdowns with 14 and is in the top-five in rushing after his five-touchdown performance in a 42-7 win over Freehold Township that put Colts Neck at 4-0. He breaks all the tackles on this 38-yard touchdown run that opened the floodgates in the first half.
Elijah Metellus, Toms River South
Toms River South's defense keyed a 15-12 win over then-No. 3 Southern by forcing five turnovers and scoring the winning touchdown on this 80-yard fumble return by junior defensive back Elijah Metellus.
Jake Kazanowsky, Toms River North
Kazanowsky had a career game to lead the Mariners to a much-needed 42-40 win over Jackson Memorial with 266 yards passing and a career-high five touchdown passes plus a career-high 157 yards rushing, which included this 87-yard touchdown run that stood up as the winning score.
Will Towns, Jackson Memorial
I'm sure Towns would have much rather done this in a victory for the Jaguars, but his performance vs. Toms River North was sensational despite it being a 42-40 win for the Mariners. Towns ran for 300 yards and five touchdowns and returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown, setting a program record for the most touchdowns in one game, tying the record for most rushing touchdowns in one game and becoming the fourth Jackson player to rush for 300 yards in a game. Feast your eyes on these fantastic scoring plays.
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